Clinical oncology

Cancer treatment using radiotherapy

Our team of leading clinical oncologists have the latest radiotherapy technology at their disposal, helping us to provide the most effective treatment

Overview

Clinical oncology uses radiotherapy and systemic therapy to treat and manage cancer, without surgery. Radiotherapy treats cancer using exact and carefully measured doses of radiation directed to the specific area of the body where the cancer is. Systemic therapy includes chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents. Clinical oncologists manage all different types of cancer and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to give you a tailored approach to treatment. Clinical oncology is an area where many new technologies are developing. We offer the most advanced radiotherapy technology including RapidArc. Our two state-of-the-art linear accelerators allow image guided radiotherapy, and RapidArc can be used on both machines to deliver radiotherapy faster and with greater accuracy than previous treatments. Treatment times can be reduced to as little as three minutes.

Expertise

With modern screening facilities, the latest treatments and ongoing support, we offer comprehensive cancer care from diagnosis to recovery.

  • Chemotherapy

    Need to know

    With HCA UK, there are no waiting lists and we aim to provide chemotherapy treatment as soon as possible. We have a network of chemotherapy day care facilities, providing expert treatment unique to your type and stage of cancer as well as your individual needs. No two treatment plans are the same....

  • Brachytherapy for prostate cancer

    Need to know

    Prostate brachytherapy is used to treat localised prostate cancer. This means the cancer hasn't spread outside of your prostate gland. Tiny permanent implants called seeds are injected directly into the prostate using a needle. Radiation from the seeds destroys cancer cells in the prostate.

  • Intraoperative radiotherapy

    Need to know

    The pioneer of TARGIT IORT, Professor Jayant Vaidya, is a key member of the breast care team at The Princess Grace Hospital. Professor Vaidya's approach to treating breast cancer uses Intrabeam® to deliver a precise dose of radiation into the breast, limiting the need for radiotherapy after surgery.

  • Calypso tracking system

    Need to know

    The Calypso® system, when combined with the latest radiotherapy technology, can deliver more accurate doses of radiation to a tumour than was previously possible, even with the most advanced linear accelerators. The Harley Street Clinic is the first private hospital in the UK to install the system.

  • CyberKnife treatment

    Need to know

    CyberKnife® delivers multiple beams of high-dose radiation to tumours with incredible accuracy. Unlike traditional surgery, treatment is given as an outpatient procedure with little or no recovery time, meaning you can get back to your usual routine faster.

  • Gamma Knife treatment

    Need to know

    The Leksell Gamma Knife isn't a knife at all. It was developed by a Swedish neurosurgeon who wanted to emphasize surgical precision in its delivery of gamma rays. As a state-of-the-art piece of equipment it allows a consultant to direct radiation beams to specific areas within a patient's head without...

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

Our experienced consultant oncologists specialise in the early detection and latest treatments for all cancers including prostate, breast and blood.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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